Addressing the Biodiversity Crisis: Lessons from Climate Change

Biodiversity loss is a problem of global significance with serious implications for human wellbeing, compromising our ability to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. Despite this, and despite the wealth of scientific evidence on the scale of the problem, biodiversity loss does not receive a commensurate level of attention at national and international levels.

At one time, the situation was similar for climate change - serious problems were becoming apparent, but this was not recognised or accepted by those outside a relatively small community. Now the issue is mainstreamed as a serious global concern, and given attention in all sectors of society.

In this study we set out to investigate what lessons could be learnt from the rise of climate change as an issue when addressing biodiversity loss. This poster will present the results of this study and invite the viewer to discuss its findings.

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